Friendship Quotes

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I'll keep it short and sweet - Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.
Montgomery Burns

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Joseph Addison

It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.
Edgar Watson Howe

Louise this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship
Humphrey Bogart

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wilcox

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Epicurus

Read as you taste fruit or savour wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.
George Herbert

I have always laid it down as a maxim -and found it justified by experience -that a man and a woman make far better friendships than can exist between two of the same sex -but then with the condition that they never have made or are to make love to each other.
Lord Byron

I would like to express to all Londoners, to all of the British people, the solidarity, the compassion and the friendship of France and the French people. [on London terrorist attacks, 7th July 2005]
Jacques Chirac

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
Katherine Mansfield

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
George Eliot

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
Francis Bacon

Love will enter cloaked in friendship's name.
Ovid

Friendship is but a name. I love no one
Napoleon Bonaparte

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Bruce Lee

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
Simone De Beauvoir

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Socrates

Friendship and mutual co-operation must be the keywords for alternative ways of working once the Euro Ivory Tower has been demolished.
Steve Blake

One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
Clifton Fadiman

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honore De Balzac

Yes, we must ever be friends; and of all who offer you friendship let me be ever the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If a fox is unable to befriend a tiger, then the fox should create an illusion of close association with the tiger by carefully trailing behind the cat while boasting of the deep friendship they share. In this way, he creates an impression that his well being is of great concern to the tiger.
Chin-Ning Chu

If we take matrimony at it's lowest, we regard it as a sort of friendship recognised by the police.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Friendship is not possible between two women, one of whom is very well dressed.
Laurie Colwin

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
Baltasar Gracian

A friendship like love is warm; a love like friendship is steady.
Sir Thomas More

I don't know what the fuss is about. There are 7,000 girls [on her friendship with Mick Jagger]
Carla Bruni

Friendships begin with liking or gratitude roots that can be pulled up.
George Eliot

Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn't want to kill it.
Max Jacob

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
Charlotte Bronte

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.
Robert Lynd

Friendship is Love without his wings!
Lord Byron

Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
William Hazlitt

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

Friendship's the wine of life: but friendship new... is neither strong nor pure.
Edward Young

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
Charles Lamb

It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.
Kenneth Tynan

Friendship is essentially a partnership.
Aristotle

I heard what Ashley Cole said about kicking me if he has to, but he will have to catch me first. When we step out on to the pitch on Sunday, all friendships will be forgotten.
Robert Pires

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
John D Rockefeller

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
George Jean Nathan

Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.
Anton Chekhov

Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.
Henry Ward Beecher

We content ourselves that friendship is a reality, and not a fancy - that it is built upon a rock.
Douglas Fairbanks

Friendship's an abstract of this noble flame,
'Tis love refin'd, and purged from all its dross,
'Tis next to angel's love, if not the same,
As strong in passion is, though not so gross.
Katherine Philips

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.
Charles Kingsley

What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?
Anais Nin

Friendship with a man is friendship with his virtue, and does not admit of assumptions of superiority
Mencius

Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.
Charles Peguy



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